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MSU remembers 'Patriot Day’ and ‘National Day of Service and Remembrance’

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Morehead State University honors the strength and resilience of our Nation on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, today (Friday, Sept. 11).

Sept. 11 marked the 14th anniversary since planes were hijacked by terrorists and 2,973 people were killed. Planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Passengers overpowered their hijackers and brought down a plane in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

MSU's Student Government Association erected the flag plaza in front of Howell-McDowell Administration Building in early 2002 in memory of those who died in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Each year thereafter, MSU continued to honor the memory of the fallen and celebrate the resilience of the United States.

United State flags were placed on the lawn beside the Bell Tower by MSU's Army ROTC program. The flags stand in remembrance of the men and women of our Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our Nation since 2001.

"It is important that our nation continues to recognize the sacrifices borne by the men and women of our Armed Forces," said Assistant Vice President/ Dean of Students Max Ammons, a retired Lt. Col. "I am extremely proud that our community takes the time and effort to publicly display their appreciation. I am grateful that the value of service and national pride are central components of our culture."

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